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2001 Volvo S80 - Consumer Opinions


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Volvo Turbo runs like a dream
Source: Edmunds

...This car hums. It drives beautifully in city and highway, with effortless automatic shifting. It's also an eye turner...


...Needs bulbs more often than my home does. The electric system fails. Sometimes I’m driving and the sun roof just opens, even in winter. I have had the transmission rebuilt The engine runs loud when air and heat is used. Leg room is at a minimum in back I own a 2001 Ford Windstar mini van I bought it used in 2003. Use it to lug kids , church stuff, and drive it more than the Volvo. I have only had to do routine maintenance and replace a battery. Not as pretty but more reliablility , better on gas no headaches...

serious transmission and electrical prob
Source: Edmunds

...I have bought 2 transmissions and had it in the shop for numerous electrical problems that they just can't fix. My dealer says they will no longer resell the s80 because they lose money on the warranty. I have owned volvos for almost 34 years and will never own one again. Volvo should do the right thing and warranty the transmission for 200,000 miles or more. Longevity, that was the volvo way. I expect to have to put a new transmission in it every year. Do yourself a favor. Don't take this vehicle, even if it is free. Much too unreliable. Two others I know that own one agree. A worthless dog...

Source: CarGurus

...I have over 117,000 miles on the car and it still acts like it did the first day I purchased it...


..."it seemed to always need new bulbs somewhere,tail lights
,turn signal ,headlights,tag lights,and always had a message in the dash about emissions or bulb failure somewhere on the car it has used more bulbs than any vehicle i have ever owned"...

piece of garbage

..."say any trouble and i've had it. lights, brake lights, abs system, throttle, brakes,e tc etc u name it ive fixed it on this car"...

rolling strength
Source: Edmunds

...Dealership was wonderful with everything. Just had a six hour road trip with no compliants. Plenty of trunk space. Controls were easy to find and use, great nav. system. You do have to read the manual to learn all offerings, but I drove it off the lot and could understand the basics. Acceleration is fantastic, both off the line and at highway speeds. Minimal noise from wind and road even considering Z-rated performance tires. Everyone says beautiful's a VOLVO?! Safety is unmatched with any other car. Great confidence when driving with wife and 5 month old daughter...

Love the car, but it costs a lot
Source: Edmunds

...I've had this car now for six years, and have loved it from the first day I drove it off the lot.
It has been a good performer, but has not been trouble-free:
- leak in the coolant reservoir * - radiator fan didn't
work * - sway bar broken twice (* first time) - lots of position light bulbs burning out - oil leaking from the o-rings - dismal AM radio reception (never fixed) * = covered under warranty.
I have also found the maintenance on this car to be painfully expensive.
The doors also get dinged VERY easily. My old Honda never cost anywhere near this much, but I...

Great Car
Source: CarGurus

...VERY CLASSY CAR, very good on gas for a 6 cylinder Turbo again is GREAT to have,
the drive is like your driving on air, it had 4 gears wich is ok but not really good for performance and gas consumption but other wise great car...

Source: Edmunds

...Volvo is a very good car. I had this car 2 years. It beats my 1991 Ford Explorer that lasted two years and my 1997 Linclon Town Car that lasted one year.
It still doesnt beat my 1992 Acura that lasted from 1992-1997 and my wifes Honda Accord that lasted 1987- 1997. I would always recomend Volvo. The only problem is it had 3 electrical problems...

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2011-2013 Volvo S80 Recalled For Faulty Transmission

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